The benefit of the doubt

Everyone has bad moments. We back into our neighbor’s car, we can’t find our keys, your partner wants to dump you…and it leads to bad moments when interacting with other people you. Indeed, all of us bring baggage and if we are not careful it can make us feel entitled.

Still, the professional heart surgeon pushes out the noise to operate that day. The professional cafeteria person needs to deliver 500+ lunches to hungry kids. The professional actress goes on stage–the show must go on.

The bottom line here is the teacher who snaps at you may still be a great teacher. When we take a step and see that this isn’t a “bad person” they just had a “bad moment,” we can begin to open the door of seeing things as they are.